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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby LostGuy94 » 1 February 2020, 16:33

Marmaduke wrote:You can claim taxi fares for missing the last train due to connection delays?!

As a man who has spent the night sleeping on a station bench, I am more than somewhat irked to only be learning about this now. :lol:


I have several times, luckily for them it's only a few miles from my main hub station to my local station. One time I got a taxi and driver was not happy having to provide me with the trip especially as the fare goes to the train companies themselves rather than me having to pay it.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 2 February 2020, 15:14

I bought a 5 pack of grateful dead socks. And when i went to take them out of the package i discovered there is only 4 pair's. :gaping:

I don't want to go back to Wal-Mart and wait in line at customer service for a pair of socks. But i dont want to be beat for the pair of socks either. :facepalm2:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 2 February 2020, 19:12

I caught a cold. :(
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 2 February 2020, 19:16

rogonandi wrote:I caught a cold. :(

I find that regular exercise (either cardio or resistance) helps get rid of them as well as doing a great job preventing them.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 2 February 2020, 19:28

René wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I caught a cold. :(

I find that regular exercise (either cardio or resistance) helps get rid of them as well as doing a great job preventing them.

I find that too. I’m not too worried about it but I will have to throat lozenge it today. :P
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 3 February 2020, 00:42

Getting nervous about my skin biopsy on Wednesday. :shake:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 3 February 2020, 13:11

Arguing with people over the daybell case. They immediately say they haven't been arrested because if white privilege. Which i know is a thing but has nothing to do with anything here. The cops need a case and evidence. I have no doubt they will be arrested. But you cant arrest people on suspicion.

Part of me really hopes the kids are still alive but it's seeming more unlikely.

I dont know how much coverage it has worldwide but there a couple who have a bunch of suspicious deaths revolving around them. And 2 kids missing since september. I wouldn't pay to much attention go the "doomsday cult". More just 2 insane people that have found each other.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 5 February 2020, 23:15

Brenden wrote:Getting nervous about my skin biopsy on Wednesday. :shake:

It went well! René gave me a bunch of anti-anxiety medication beforehand and I applied topical anaesthetic an hour in advance to help with the pain of them injecting the anaesthetic, which they said was the worst part. I watched them perform the biopsy; it was fascinating watching them essentially hole punch my skin and not really feeling anything except a tugging feeling from further away from the location, and my gosh there was so much blood once she snipped the column of skin off, but it was neat how it stopped bleeding entirely as soon as she tied the stitch tight.

NHS nurses are so professional and good at what they do! :heart: The biopsies performed on my arm when I was a teenager in America went terribly; the nurse completely botched the stitching and left me with two huge scars. Also I don't know why for those biopsies they needed like 6 mm diameter of skin in two places while for this one (which is for something that could be significantly more serious) they only needed about 2.5 mm diameter.

Only now it's starting to feel sore as the anaesthetic is wearing off, and I keep feeling worried I'll accidentally move my hand in such a way as to tear the stitched skin.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 6 February 2020, 00:02

Thats good. :)
If you don't mind sharing why do you get biopsies?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 6 February 2020, 00:20

Capt._Trips wrote:If you don't mind sharing why do you get biopsies?

When I was a teenager it was to diagnose keratosis pilaris, where my skin doesn't shed dead layers as easily as it should and the layers keratinise. This time it's for a lesion that has a (small) chance of being cancerous. :|
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby John27 » 6 February 2020, 00:24

René wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I caught a cold. :(

I find that regular exercise (either cardio or resistance) helps get rid of them as well as doing a great job preventing them.


My high school biology teacher (who was also cross country or track coach) claimed this as well. Of course, part of him saying this might have been justification for telling kids feeling sick: "Get out there and run!" :lol:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby kenzie_matt » 6 February 2020, 06:05

Brenden wrote:
Capt._Trips wrote:If you don't mind sharing why do you get biopsies?

When I was a teenager it was to diagnose keratosis pilaris, where my skin doesn't shed dead layers as easily as it should and the layers keratinise. This time it's for a lesion that has a (small) chance of being cancerous. :|

Glad the biopsy went well. Really trusting that it's benign :hug:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby René » 6 February 2020, 08:58

John27 wrote:
René wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I caught a cold. :(

I find that regular exercise (either cardio or resistance) helps get rid of them as well as doing a great job preventing them.

My high school biology teacher (who was also cross country or track coach) claimed this as well. Of course, part of him saying this might have been justification for telling kids feeling sick: "Get out there and run!" :lol:

For me it's more like "Get into that spare bedroom / home gym and lift some weights or row on the rowing machine" :P
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 7 February 2020, 09:42

I began working on the next dungeon for the RPG game. To enter it you have to enter some kind of invisible door that actually approaches you in the swamp as you look for it. When found it turns into a giant black mouth which emits a horrible scream and the screen instantly turns red and black. You die instantly if you don’t have the right party member.

The scariness works too well. I’m all jumpy now as I wind down for bed. :shake:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 7 February 2020, 17:30

rogonandi wrote:I began working on the next dungeon for the RPG game. To enter it you have to enter some kind of invisible door that actually approaches you in the swamp as you look for it. When found it turns into a giant black mouth which emits a horrible scream and the screen instantly turns red and black. You die instantly if you don’t have the right party member.

That sounds so cool.

Also, a pretty novel take on the old "rocks fall, everybody dies" move. :P
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 8 February 2020, 02:02

I had a physical today and it went well. Except for my blood pressure. The nurse immediately asked me if i had high blood pressure and then the doctor kinda hammered it into me i need to get it fixed. It was 190 over 97. When i looked it up online its really high. I was off all week so i smoked more cigarettes then normal and ate a lot more pre made/ordered foods so that may have played a part. But im gonna make a doctors appt next week and hopefully can fix it.
Anytime ive had my blood pressure taken it was high. This was the first time the doctor was like wow you really need to get this corrected its concerning me how high it is.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 8 February 2020, 02:32

Capt._Trips wrote:It was 190 over 97.

Woah.

Do you eat liquorice?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 8 February 2020, 02:45

Thats a wierd question. Lol. But yeah i do eat licorice more then most i would say. I did eat some wiley wallby strawberry licorice ( dollar tree brand) the night before
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 8 February 2020, 03:25

Capt._Trips wrote:Thats a wierd question. Lol. But yeah i do eat licorice more then most i would say.
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The main flavour compound in natural liquorice is glycyrrhizin, which decreases potassium levels in the body, which results in hypertension.

I would suggest you stop eating liquorice right away and start taking potassium supplementally, and/or significantly increase your consumption of fresh vegetables and (to a lesser extent) fruit.

The typical Western/American diet already results in chronic potassium deficiency for most of the population (I’ve been saying CVD is a matter of potassium, not sodium, for years); when you then further add high consumption of a potassium-reducing compound to the mix, I think your severe hypertension isn’t surprising!

Nicotine also has an effect on blood pressure, by the way. So it’s probably all compounding to result in your very high reading.
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